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Postdoctoral Fellowship - Digital Market Design

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  • Do you want to make a difference? 
  • Are you an early career researcher?
  • Join CSIRO's Future Science Platform


Market design is a fast growing research field which consists of economic engineering, designing and implementing the rules under which people interact to exchange information, goods and services. Digital technology opens up many opportunities to develop novel mechanisms for gathering and sharing information, but market design is more than a technical problem. It also requires an understanding of human decision-making, and an enthusiasm for multi-disciplinary research. As an early career researcher with a PhD (or close to having one conferred) you will join an interdisciplinary team of scientists who will harness data, mathematical and behavioural models and digital technology to enhance the management of Australia's environmental resources.


Specifically you will:

  • Carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO that will, where possible, lead to novel and important scientific outcomes.
  • Design a market platform which integrates outputs from biophysical models and communicates project type, modelled risks and other quantitative and qualitative aspects of carbon projects to market participants.
  • Experimentally test alternative market designs with human participants.
  • Undertake regular reviews of relevant literature and patents.
  • Produce high quality scientific and/or engineering papers suitable for publication in quality journals, for client reports and granting of patents.
  • Prepare appropriate conference papers and present those at conferences.
  • Contribute to the development of innovative concepts and ideas for further research.
  • Make a contribution to the effective functioning of the research team and help deliver CSIRO’s organisational objectives and plans.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues within your team, the business unit and across CSIRO.


Location:      Canberra, ACT or Melbourne, Victoria

Salary:          $78K - $88K plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure:         3 years

Reference:   29815


To be successful you will need:

  • Knowledge of, and interest in, human behaviour.
  • Experience in data analytics using script-based software such as R, Python, Matlab or similar.
  • The ability to present, or publish, new or enhanced models or analysis frameworks, including analysis of qualitative and quantitative real world data.
  • The ability and desire to actively contribute to a multi-disciplinary, regionally dispersed research team, plus the motivation and discipline to carry out autonomous research.
  • A record of science innovation and creativity plus the ability and willingness to incorporate novel ideas and approaches into scientific investigations.



The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

At CSIRO, we do the extraordinary every day. We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today – for our customers, all Australians and the world.

We imagine. We collaborate. We innovate.


About the Future Science Platforms and Digiscape

Future Science Platforms (FSPs) are a major new CSIRO initiative and are multi-year investments in frontier science that will help reinvent and create new industries for Australia. In the future Australia's agriculture.

Digiscape is the FSP that is creating next-generation decision tools to transform the agriculture and land management sector. To achieve this aim, Digiscape will bring to bear cutting edge climate science; new sources of locally and remotely sensed data; informatics for agro-ecosystems; rigorous analysis of uncertainties; and innovation in both the ICT and social dimensions of systems integration.


How to Apply:  Please provide enough information relevant to this position to enable the selection panel to determine your suitability, and upload one document containing your CV/resume and cover letter.  If your application proceeds to the next stage you may be asked to provide additional information.


Before you apply please read this:  Position Details


Applications Close:  Open until filled

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